The whooping crane, North America’s tallest bird, grows from 4 inches tall to nearly 5 feet tall in 80 days. This bird may grow taller, faster, than any other terrestrial animal on the continent. Check out this transformation in this slide show.
Photos by Marty Folk, Florida Wildlife Commission
Whooping Crane chick "Lucky"
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A children’s book by Lynn Sanders, based on a real life story of a man and a whooping crane.
About the Book
Whooping Crane Conservation Association